Income portfolio

The Income Portfolio – An Introduction

In October 2020 I started a new portfolio with the aim of increasing my income. This post outlines my rationale behind the portfolio, and what is to come in this series.

Budgeting

The Stoic Guide to Budgeting

Budgeting doesn’t have to mean cutbacks and restrictions. If used correctly, it can be a useful tool in your personal finance toolbox.

Types of Mutual Funds

There are a number of different types of mutual funds on the market. How do you know which one to choose? This post explores the various types of mutual funds available.

What is a Mutual Fund?

Mutual funds are a staple of many investors portfolios, but what exactly are they? In this post, we explore mutual funds and similar financial instruments that can offer you diversification at the click of a button. 

The Emergency Fund

What is an emergency fund? In this post, we explore the concept of emergency funds and discuss the benefits of having one.

Cash

Cash is King as the saying goes, but does this apply to your investing? Cash is one of the traditional asset classes, along with Stocks and Bonds. In this post, we will explain why cash is a useful asset to have in your investment portfolio and what you can expect to gain from it. 

What Are Commodities?

What are commodities and why should you know about them? In this post, we will cover the different types of commodities, along with their place in your portfolio.

What is Compound Interest?

“The Magic of Compounding” is a term that has become popular in investing circles, but what exactly is it and how can it help you?

What Is Diversification?

Diversification is often talked about in financial circles, but what exactly is it and how will it benefit you

What is Risk?

Risk is inherent in life. There is no escaping it. Risk is also inherent in investing and trading, and just like life, we can’t escape it. We can, however, take steps to reduce our exposure to it.